postulancy

noun
pos·tu·lan·cy | \ˈpäs-chə-lən(t)-sē \
plural postulancies

Definition of postulancy 

1 : the quality or state of being a postulant

2 : the period during which a person remains a postulant

First Known Use of postulancy

circa 1883, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of postulancy was circa 1883

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